Breaking News

Asia Today ISSN 1861-4604 Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Dalai Lama calls for long-term solution to migrant crisis

Military might never solves problems

Share on Facebook September 15, 2015, Reporter : BigNewsNet, Reader : 776


OXFORD, England -- The Dalai Lama praised efforts by European nations to accommodate refugees from the Middle East but called for "long-term solutions" to the problem.

The comments came Monday in Oxford, England, during a nine-day trip to the United Kingdom.

"Ultimately we have to stop the killing and fighting in these people's countries that is forcing them to become refugees, but without the use of force," the 80-year-old Tibetan exile and spiritual leader said. "Military might never solves problems, but instead tends to produce unexpected results."

The Telegraph quoted him as saying Austria and Germany have given a "very good response" to the refugee crisis, and he praised Britain for "showing serious consideration" to the matter. The British government has proposed taking in 20,000 refugees over five years.

He added, though, that Britain was a small country and had to be "practical."

"You have to consider many factors, whether you can take care of these people," The Guardian quoted him as saying, noting it was "impossible" for every refugee to seek residence in Europe.

"So taking care of several thousand refugees [is] wonderful, but [in the] mean time you have to think about long-term solutions, how to bring genuine peace and genuine development, mainly through education, for these Muslim countries," The Telegraph quoted him as saying.

The Dalai Lama was scheduled to address members of British parliament and give a speech at London's O2 arena during his stay.

Speaking Monday to students at Magdalen College's Rhodes House in Oxford, the Dalai Lama said the future was in their hands.

"Demilitarization and disarmament may seem like a dream, but you could make it real and create a happier, more peaceful world," he said, noting this "requires a sense of compassion and concern for others' well-being.

"To make this a reality involves incorporating secular ethics, universal values, into education," he said.Fred Lambert> BNN

More Euro Asia news of the month

Photos ‘Trump’s presidency fueled growth of U.S. hate groups’

WASHINGTON, U.S. - According to an assessment released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of U.S. hate groups expanded last...

Photos Facebook responds to Russia probe: Will verify ad buyers

CALIFORNIA, U.S. - In its response to the intensifying Russia probe being led by Congressional committees and Special Counsel Robert...

Photos Massive 7.2 magnitude quake rocks Mexico, affecting millions

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - A massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico’s southern Pacific Coast on Friday, leaving millions...

Photos Should Melania ‘leave’ Donald Trump? See what polls say

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 17 (ANI): Not all seems to be well with the Trumps if US-based poll numbers are to be believed. Over a...

Photos Florida school shooting: Police hunt for bomb, multiple dead

FLORIDA, U.S. - Several casualties have been reported in a shooting incident that rattled a high school in Parkland, Florida, just...

Photos Trump tell-all? President's lawyer confirms paying porn star

WASHINGTON, U.S. - After U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyer admitted that he paid the adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in...

Photos White House in chaos after FBI shifts blame in Porter case

WASHINGTON, U.S. - Amid a controversy that has engulfed the White House for close to two weeks now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation...

Photos Trump Jnr’s wife hospitalized after opening suspected letter

WASHINGTON, U.S. - Late on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law and Donald Trump Jnr’s wife Vanessa Trump...

Photos Rachel Brand, third-highest ranking DoJ official steps down

WASHINGTON, U.S. - Another top ranking official at the Justice Department has announced plans to leave the department - at a time of...

Flying Reimagined

Stock Index

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Life Style

Photo Gallery